Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Compelling belief; forcible; convincing.

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Usage examples "cogent":

  1. When I think of the Affair in Hand, I am in great Distress of Mind, and endeavour to bear up under it as well as I can: but should be glad if you was near me, to help to support my fleeting Spirits: But why should I say so, or desire any such Thing, when I consider your cogent Reasons for being at a Distance: as it might, as soon as the Affair is compleated, be the Occasion of a bad Consequence to us both. - "Trial-of-Mary-Blandy", Roughead, William.
  2. Uncle Henry produced a number of cogent reasons that would make his nephew's ambition unattainable. - "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.
  3. Here, then, is the more cogent reason. - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.